In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.
Did You Know?
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones actually flew in the hot air balloon seen within the film to roughly 8,000 feet, realistically replicating the James Glaisher and Henry Coxwell flight that happened on 5th September 1862. See more
The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold See more